Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour

Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour

Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour

Prices

From $1,425USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Take an amazing mountain biking holiday in the beautiful Dalmatian Islands.

Ride the gravel paths and limestone hills of the Dalmatian islands, including Brač, Vis, and Hvar.

Discover the many beautiful coves and beaches of the Croatian islands.

Cycle between charming coastal villages and discover the iconic stone architecture of Croatia.

Immerse yourself in Mediterranean culture by staying in small locally-run hotels.

Take your vacation beyond the beaches of Croatia on this amazing mountain biking holiday. The Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour is an incredible itinerary that explores the trails on the beautiful islands south of Split.

This mountain biking adventure takes you on a tour of the gravel trails along the coast and through the rugged hills of the Dalmatian Islands. Explore each island and discover the charming coastal villages and the stunning beaches that are hidden around every bend. Enjoy the incredible finale of this tour as you take a bike tour through the streets of medieval Dubrovnik. With its exciting trails, beautiful beaches, and stunning views, this is sure to be a biking holiday you’ll never forget!

Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Start Your Adventure in Split

Before you set out on your bike, you’ll have a short orientation meeting in Split. After, you can jump in the saddle and explore the city. Take a ride to the hillside Marjan Park and then cycle through the historic district of Old Town.

Tonight, you can enjoy a fresh fish dinner in one of the many fantastic restaurants in the city.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Split
Distance
3-4 hours, 12km
Meals
None

Day 2 Discover Eastern Brač Island

Today you’ll leave the mainland and start island hopping! Take the ferry to Supetar on Brač Island, where today’s stage of cycling begins. Follow the gravel roads that travel the east side of the island, where you’ll find the beautiful coastal village of Postira. You’ll then cycle across the island through the hillside villages of Pražnica and Humac to your accommodations in Bol.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bol
Distance
5-6 hours, 39.5km, 707m of ascent and 734m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 3 Cycle the Spectacular Pustinja Blaca Canyon

After breakfast, you’ll take a short transfer to Prodole, or if you’re feeling extra energetic you can cycle there. After thoroughly exploring the east side of the island yesterday, today you’ll be following the west coast.

Your route to Milna goes through Visoki Dolac and Smrka, but the true highlight will be an exciting ascent through the Pustinja Blaca Canyon on a single track trail.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Milna
Distance
4-6 hours, 39km, 628m of ascent and 976m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 4 Cycle the Ridges of Hvar

Take a catamaran transfer to Hvar island this morning. Hvar town is an ancient and beautiful city you’ll want to explore, but first, you have a circuit ride of the western coast to complete! Ride out of the stunning harbour towards Brusje, known for its many lavender fields. Your ride will take you over limestone ridges that offer stunning views of the sea and the orchards and vineyards that cover the island.

Ride through the villages of Velo Grablje, Moča, Polijica, and Sveta Nedelja before you return to Hvar.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hvar
Distance
5-6 hours, 47.4km, 781m of ascent, 745m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 5 Vis Island Discovery Loop

Hvar island: 4-5 hours, 38.6km

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hvar
Distance
Vis island: 5-5.5 hours, 44km, 755 of ascent and 688 of descent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 6 Ride the Hills and Enjoy the Views of Korčula

This morning you have another beautiful catamaran ride ahead of you as you transfer to Korčula. Once there, you’ll spend the day cycling the hilly island and enjoying the views of the coastal villages as your ride through the villages of Babina, Čara, Zavalatica, Pupnat, and Lubarda. End your day with a swim in one of the beautiful coves or watch the sunset from a terrace in Korčula.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Korčula town
Distance
5-6 hours, 61km, 680m of ascent and 660m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 7 Scenic Ride in the Foothills of Pelješac

Today a transfer will bring you to the port in Dominče where you’ll take the ferry to Orebič. Enjoy a beautiful ride through the foothills and villages along the coast. When you arrive in Ston, you’ll meet your transfer which will take you to Dubrovnik. Spend the evening exploring this stunning medieval town or take an optional walking tour.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dubrovnik
Distance
5.5-6 hours, 58.6km, 489m of ascent or 480m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 8 Enjoy Spectacular Dubrovnik

You’ll have time this morning to explore Dubrovnik on foot, or you can take a ride through Old Town to admire the beautiful stone architecture. Now it’s time to return your bike if you rented one, and your tour is complete. You can choose to book a transfer to the Dubrovnik airport or back to Split.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
2-3 hours
Meals
Breakfast

Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided bike tour in the Dalmatian Islands is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel.

Prices below are per person:

Low season (from April 15th to June 14th and September 16th to October 30th):

  • Price per person in a single room: $2,050USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,425USD per person

High season (from June 15th to September 15th):

  • Price per person in a single room: $2,325USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,695USD per person
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Accommodation on Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour

This tour is based in hotel accommodations. You’ll enjoy 3 and 4-star small, local hotels where your hosts will welcome you with famous Mediterranean hospitality. Rooms are based on double occupancy and include breakfast.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $550USD to have a private room where possible.

Night 1

Hotel in Split

This beautiful coastal city offers convenient accommodation in the heart of the action.

Night 2

Hotel in Bol, Brač Island

A day of exploring Brač Island is rewarded with a cozy hotel room and a fresh breakfast to start the following day.

Night 3

Hotel in Milna, Brač Island

Spend the night in a charming 3 or 4-star local hotel along your route.

Night 4-5

Hotel in Hvar Town, Hvar Island

Spend the night in a charming 3 or 4-star local hotel along your route.

Night 6

Hotel in Korčula town, Korčula Island

Spend the night in a charming 3 or 4-star local hotel along your route.

Night 7

Hotel in Dubrovnik

Spend the night in a charming 3 or 4-star local hotel along your route.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 6 lunches are included. Lunches will be packaged for you to take with you on your bike rides.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Split and after the tour in Dubrovnik are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour, including ferry transfers from Split to Supetar, Dominče to Orebič, Milna to Hvar, and Hvar to Korčula. Your private transfer from Ston to Dubrovnik is also included on Day 7. Airport transfers at the beginning and end of the tour are not included but can be booked as a supplementary option. Private optional transfer to Vis island is not included (check Optional Extras).

Also Included

  • Orientation meeting in Split
  • Self-guiding booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
  • Maps with marked routes
  • Ferry and catamaran tickets with timetables
  • Accommodation and transfer vouchers
  • GPS route/tracks
  • 24/7 support services
  • Tourist tax and VAT

Not included

  • Guide services
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gratuities if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • MTB Bike Rental – Trek Marlin 7 ($50USD per day)
  • E-MTB Bike Rental – Trek Powerfly 4 ($50USD per day)
  • Additional cost for excursion and biking tour to Vis Island on Day 5: $675USD
  • Cycling backpack rental ($50USD per person)
  • Garmin GPS rental ($75USD per person)

Frequenty Asked Questions about Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour

How hard is the Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. This tour is geared towards riders with mountain biking experience who can cycle up to 6 hours each day. Most of the trails are gravel with some single track and paved roads. Please note that some of the terrain is quite rugged and remote.

Do I need a visa to travel to Croatia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour?

7 breakfasts and 6 lunches are included. Lunches will be packaged for you to take with you on your bike ride.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover mountain biking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Split to start this tour?

Fly into Split Resnik Airport (SPU). Transfers from the airport to your group meeting point are not included. Please note that your tour begins in the morning, so you may wish to arrive the day before your tour.

Is the Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour guided?

No. If you prefer to go on this adventure with an expert mountain bike guide, check out our Guided Bike Tour of the Southern Dalmatian Islands.

Where does the Croatian Islands Mountain Biking Tour end?

This tour ends in Dubrovnik. You can book your flight from Dubrovnik Čilipi Airport (DBV). You can also book land transportation back to Split if you prefer to depart from the Split Resnik Airport (SPU).

Are bike rentals included?

No, bike rentals are not included, however, you do have the option to rent them as a supplement.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. Please let us know at the time of reservation if you prefer to bring your own bike.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Croatia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Croatia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4/5. This tour is geared towards riders with mountain biking experience who can cycle up to 6 hours each day. Most of the trails are gravel with some single track and paved roads. Please note that some of the terrain is quite rugged and remote.


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